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SeaWave Introduces Integrator 3.0i

SeaWave LLC, a wireless communications company serving the maritime industry, is proud to announce its most recent addition to the Integrator product line, the Integrator 3.0i. The Integrator 3.0i features a built-in Iridium voice and data modem that allows any vessel to combine Integrator’s Least Cost Routing and SeaWave’s signature Throughput Technology with the low cost service fees of the Iridium constellation creating a low cost, highly available communications system. The Integrator 3.0i’s state-of-the-art technology may be installed as a stand alone system or combined to leverage your customer’s existing communications system into one least cost routing network. The end result is the most powerful and affordable communication service available.


U.S. Navy Gives Lockheed Martin the Green Light

The U.S. Navy has given its final approval for Lockheed Martin to proceed with the integration and shipboard installation of the world's first, fully-open architecture Aegis weapon system for a major surface warship. Aegis Open Architecture will be installed in the cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during its Depot Modernization Period (DMP), scheduled to commence in February 2008. Aegis Open Architecture will allow the Navy to stay on technology's


Bioremediation Products Demonstrated to USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard recently received a demonstration of two Spillaway brand bio-remediation products, which contain live bacteria or spores that "eat" oil and fuel. Spillaway products are distributed by MEM International. Bio-remediation uses naturally occurring microorganisms to degrade harmful chemicals into non-toxic compounds. Microorganisms break down a wide variety of organic compounds that are found in nature to obtain energy for their growth


Shedding the Subsea Offshore LITE

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The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) and Global Industries partnered to share LITE visualization technology and high performance computing capabilities with oil and gas industry leaders at OTC in Houston. “Our hosts for OTC, Global Industries, gave us the opportunity to share our exciting visualization technologies with leaders in the oil and gas industry. Through onsite simulations we developed especially for the conference


Supply and Demand: Asia-Med

Sources: Drewry Maritime Research; World Container Index assessed by Drewry

Asia/Med peak season started badly as cargo growth from Asia to the Mediterranean was poor in June, which is an ominous sign for the rest of this year’s peak season. Containerized exports from Asia to the Mediterranean rose by only 1% between May and June, up to 415,000,000 teu, which does not auger well for the rest of the peak season. As the market is partly driven by tourism, much has to be in place before the end of August


Record Volumes at Port Metro Vancouver

Photo: Port Metro Vancouver

Canada's largest and most diverse port has released its 2013 year-end results showing continued growth, including a repeat of record volumes in the container and bulk sectors. In 2013, Port Metro Vancouver also advanced several ongoing capacity building infrastructure projects, updated and extended environmental initiatives and participated in substantial community engagement activities. The 2013 year-end statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 135 million metric tons of


Insurance Industry Instability Triggers Upward Trend

By Trey Bryant Commercial Marine & Insurance Brokers Having been rather "soft," or in layman's terms "very competitive" for the last several years, the marine liability insurance market has begun what appears to be an upward trend in the pricing cycle over the last few months. There are, to be certain, several factors influencing this trend. The collapse of marine insurance giant Reliance Insurance Company and its subsidiaries has caused quite an uproar among various underwriters still


Controlling Maritime Security Cost

It is expected that the USCG will begin stepping up compliance measures and holding companies more accountable to the codes and regulations of the Maritime Security Act of 2002 (MTSA). The anticipated actions by the USCG, combined with the current cost of normal security procedures, will make it increasingly more difficult for companies to balance compliance with manageable security budgets. In addition, companies that lack the knowledge and experience to maintain full compliance run the risk


TOTE Ships to Reduce Emissions by 90%

Nearly $1.5m in grant money recently awarded to the Port of Tacoma will empower Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) to reduce the particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions of its two Orca Class vessels by an estimated 90 percent while at TOTE’s Tacoma terminal. The emissions reduction will be the end result of the Port of Tacoma adding 600,000 volt electrical maritime power at the terminal and TOTE retrofitting both vessels with electrical power plug-ins


DNV GL Updates Offshore Class Rules

Kenneth Vareide, Director of Offshore Class at DNV GL

DNV’s Enhanced Classification Rules for mobile offshore units presented in May have been further improved through a process of industry consultation and feedback. The final versions of the related DNV Offshore Standards have been released and are available now. “Our aim has been to take class a new step forward by focusing on control, transparency and efficiency. In addition - the intention has been to ensure that the latest best practices and innovations are rapidly implemented


Rolls-Royce Merges 2 Subsidiaries for Better Engine Life Management

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  Rolls-Royce today announced the merger of two wholly owned subsidiaries, Aero Engine Controls (AEC) and Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS), to form a new business, Controls and Data Services (CDS), which will continue to operate as part of the Rolls-Royce Group.


River Towboat Pair Order for Gulf Island Fab

Towboat: Photo courtesy of Gulf Island

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (GIFI) informs that through its subsidiary Gulf Island Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., it has signed a contract for the fabrication of two 8,000 bhp twin screw diesel-engined river towboats. Revenue backlog and man-hours associated with this project will be reported in


Good Profitability Noted in Wärtsilä H1 Interim Report

Wärtsilä 46DF Engine: Image courtesy of the manufacturers

Power solutions providers for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä, has released a summary of its Interim Financial Report January-June 2014, excerpted as follows: Highlights of the Review Period January-June 2014 Order intake decreased 5% to EUR 2,305 million (2


Yara 2Q Results Report Improved Margins

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  Yara International ASA delivered strong second-quarter results, with improved European commodity margins due to lower gas price. The results were impacted by lower nitrate deliveries, but NPK deliveries and value-added premiums remained strong.


Bunker Suppliers Aegean Continue Upswing in Q1 2014

Bunkering: File photo

Greece's Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2014. First Quarter Highlights Sales volumes of 2,705,823 metric tons. Gross profit of $82.9 million. Operating income of $15.2 million.


Maersk Drilling profits down to USD 116m Q1 2014

Maersk Drilling - Jack Up Rig

  Maersk Drilling delivered a profit (NOPAT) of USD 116m (USD 146m) in the first quarter of 2014. The result was negatively impacted with USD 30m compared to the first quarter result last year mainly due to planned yard stays and the intake of two new rigs.


Marine Rebound Strengthens RINA Results

Ugo Salerno

International engineering, testing, certification and classification group RINA has reported improved results for 2013. Its performance was strengthened by an upturn in marine activities and a drive to improve efficiency and drive down costs.


DHT Announces Shareholders Meeting Results

DHT Ann (Photo courtesy of DHT)

DHT Holdings, Inc. announced the results of its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted to elect Robert N. Cowen as a Class I Director for a term of three years and Einar Michael Steimler as a


PDVSA Orders 10 ASD Tugs from Damen

Photo: Damen

Damen to deliver ASD Tugs 2810 to Petroleos de Venezuela SA Signaling a major commitment to tug fleet renewal, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has placed a 10-vessel order with Damen Shipyards Group, as part of the state-owned operator’s strategic shift from chartered in to owned tonnage


Ithaca Energy Operations Update Ahead of Shareholders Meet

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  Ithaca Energy Provided its operations update ahead of today’s Shareholders Meeting. The details are as follows. The third development well on the Stella field, well 30/06a-B1X (“B1”), has been successfully drilled to a total measured depth subsea of 16,185 feet


Ship Maintenance Goes High Tech

Hand-held electrical discharge detectors can help assess the condition of operating motors. Photo: SKF USA Inc.

Machine reliability is a top priority and continuing challenge in marine applications, which operate in harsh conditions and at remote locations far from port and repair facilities.  Ship operators can help keep machinery running efficiently by equipping their maintenance departments and


Carnival's Profit Forecast Down

Carnival Spirit (Photo courtesy of Carnival)

Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, forecast an adjusted profit below market estimates for the current quarter, blaming increased competition in the Caribbean. Shares of the company, which operates the Carnival, Holland America and Costa cruise lines, fell as much as 3 percent


Total Cancel 'Skandi Aker' Vessel Contract

Skandi Aker: Photo Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions' subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services says it has been notified by Total in Angola of the termination of a USD 250 million, two-year contract for the 'Skandi Aker'. Aker explain that the Skandi Aker started operations as a well-intervention vessel for the first time in September 2013


STELLA B1 Well Flow Test Completed

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  Ithaca Energy Inc. announced completion of flow test operations on the third development well on the Stella field, with the well achieving a flow rate of 12,492 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Well 30/6a-B1Z (“B1”) is the third development well drilled on the Stella field


Det norske Lifts Resource Estimate for Ivar Aasen Field

Norwegian oil firm Det norske has lifted the resource estimate for the Ivar Aaasen field in the North Sea after signing an agreement to combine several adjunct licenses and good drilling results, it said on Monday. The firm said the combined estimated gross proven and probable reserves were now






 
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